Academic Eligibility Doctorate

Eligibility Criteria for All PhD Programs

  • A PhD candidate must have completed 18 years of education in any of the following subjects with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (semester system) or 60% (First Division) in annual system. The subjects include:
  1. International Relations
  2. Political Science
  3. Defense and Strategic Studies
  4. Defense and Diplomatic Studies
  5. Peace and Conflict Studies
  6. Government and Public policy
  7. Area Studies
  8. Development Studies
  9. Political History
  10. Media Studies
  11. Pakistan Studies
  • NTS-GAT (Subject Test), or GRE (Subject Test) passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test with 70% Marks.
  • A statement of purpose of 2000 words shall also be submitted by the PhD candidate.
  • After submitting the required documents in the admission office of the campus, PhD candidate will appear before Departmental PhD Committee for interview and assessment of test, statement of purpose and relevant documents.
  • The names of the recommended candidates shall be forwarded by the HOD to the PGP Directorate through Director Campus for the final interview and approval by the Rector.

MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

PhD Management Sciences

  • 17.5/18 years of education (as applicable to the particular PG Programme) with Masters/MS/ MPhil/equivalent degree from an HEC-recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (semester system) or 60% marks (only where CGPA is not given/available).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject Test), or GRE (Subject Test), passed with minimum 60% marks, or BU Admission Test (70% passing marks). Result be submitted at the time of application. A statement of purpose (Maximum 2,000 words) to be evaluated by the Admission Committee.
  • HEC’s attestation on the candidate’s local degrees (on the back of the original degrees). HEC’s equivalency certificate for the candidate’s foreign degrees.

ENGINEERING SCIENCES

PhD (CS, EE)(3 years)

  • 18 Years Education in the relevant discipline with minimum CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 60% marks.

PhD Software Engineering

  • 18 Years of education (MS/MPhil/equivalent) in the relevant discipline from an HEC recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (Semester System) or 60% marks (Annual System). HEC’s Equivalence Certificate is mandatory for the candidates with foreign degree.
  • NTS-GAT (Subject Test) with 60% marks or GRE (Subject Test) with minimum 60% percentile score in the relevant computing domain (Computer Science/Software Engineering/IT) OR University Based Test conducted for Software Engineering with Minimum 70% marks. Result has to be submitted at the time of admission.
  • Applicants must submit HEC attested/verified copies of academic degrees/transcripts/certificates.

PhD Computer Engineering

  • 18 year of education (MS/MPHIL/equivalent degree) in relevant discipline form an HEC recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (semester system) or 60% marks (annual system).HEC’s Attestation is required for all local degrees (on the back of original degree. HEC’s equivalent certificate would be required for the candidate with foreign degree.
  • NTS-GAT (Subject test), or GRE (subject test), or university Based Test passed with minimum 60 marks. Result has to be submitted at the time of admission.

PhD (Mathematics)

  • 18 year of education (MS/MPhil/equivalent degree) in Mathematics from an HEC recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (semester system) or 60% marks (annual system).
  • GAT (Mathematics)/GRE (Mathematics) with minimum 60% marks, or University Based Test passed with minimum 70% marks.

EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

PhD Geology

  • Applicants should have MS (minimum education of 18 or 17.5 years) in Geological/Geophysical/Environmental Sciences.
  • A minimum CGPA of 3.0 in the semester system or 60% marks in the annual system is mandatory.
  • Certificate of NTS-GAT (subject) or GRE (subject) with minimum score of 60% or Departmental Test with minimum score of 70%.
  • The research proposal (5 to 6 pages) is the key component for the admission which should refer to a specific area (or areas) of the research interest.

PhD Environmental Sciences

  • 17.5 / 18 years of education in Environmental Sciences/Natural Sciences,
  • Minimum CGPA 3.0 in Semester System, 60% marks in Annual system, 60% GAT Subject or 70% University test.

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

PhD International Relations

  • Candidates  must  hold  18  years  of  education  from  a  recognized  university with a minimum GPA 3.0 out of 4.0 (Semester System) or 60% (first division) in annual system. NAT – GAT (Subject test) or GRE (Subject Test) passed with minimum 60% Marks or BU Admission Test with 70% Marks.
  • A statement of Purpose of 2000 words shall also be submitted by the PhD candidate.

PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

PhD Clinical Psychology (2 years /3 years)

  • Minimum 18 years of education in Clinical Psychology or relevant field of Psychology including clinical internship and course contents
  • Minimum CGPA 3

PhD Organizational Psychology

  • Minimum 18 years of education in relevant discipline with a minimum of 60% marks (in annual system) or CGPA 3.0/4.0 (in semester system). GAT/GRE (Subject) with minimum 60% marks required at the time of admission.

MEDIA STUDIES

PhD Media Studies

  • 18 year of education (MS/MPhil/equivalent degree) in relevant discipline from an HEC recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.00/4.00 (semester system) or 60% marks (Only where CGPA is not given/available).
  • NTS-GAT (Subject Test), or GRE (subject test), passed with minimum 60% marks or BU Admission Test (70 marks passing marks).
  • HEC equivalency certificate for the candidates will be required.
  • HEC’s attestation on the candidate’s local degrees (on the back of the original degree).
  • A statement of purpose (Maximum 2,000 words) to be evaluated by the Admission Committee.

LAW

PhD Law

  • LLM degree from an HEC recognized university with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0 (semester system) or 60% marks (annual system). HEC’s equivalency certificate is required for LLM degree from foreign university. NTS-GAT (Subject test) or GRE (Subject test) with minimum 60% marks or BU Computer based test with minimum 70% marks.